New Exhibition Debuts at the Museum of the Southwest - Into the Great White Sands: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian

Top Quote Places tell their own stories. They hold memories and are spaces of geologic beauty, echoing the laughter of a child, visions of wonder and accumulated histories. In Craig Varjabedian’s photographs of White Sands National Monument, these unique stories of heritage, habitat and the natural world unfold, transporting you to an inspiring, luminous landscape beyond your imagination. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 03, 2018 - November 10, 2018 to January 29, 2019
    Opening and Gallery Talk with Craig Varjabedian 6 - 8:00pm Friday November 9th
    The Museum of the Southwest
    1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701

    The Museum of the Southwest is pleased to debut the exhibition - Into the Great White Sands, eloquent photographs of White Sands National Monument by acclaimed photographer Craig Varjabedian. The artist created these masterful images during a period of over five years as he explored the surrealistic landscape of White Sands, located in southeastern New Mexico. You are invited to join Craig Varjabedian at 7pm for an evening of conversation and stories of his remarkable experiences making the photographs for Into The Great White Sands.

    White Sands is a place breathtakingly vast, encompassing 275 miles with a landscape entirely made of crystals of gypsum and possibly our next national park. Pure white dunes roll in waves for miles to the mountainous horizon- forming a landscape filled with spectacular color and astonishing light. The park is place brimming with a history both ancient and recently significant, contained in an environment with flourishing vegetation and wildlife - whose days begin in vivid sunrise and end in dramatically vibrant sunsets. The fifty images selected for the exhibition of are from his collection found in his recently published book of the same name. The book is available for purchase at the opening.

    Into the Great White Sands is made possible through the shared generosity of Canon USA and Denna & Allen McGuire. The Museum of the Southwest is located at 1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701. The museum is open 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday. Call (432)683-2882 for more information or visit Visit the artist’s website at

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